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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 907
Hads: 4,491
Avg: 4.15
pDev: 22.89%
Wants: 279
Gots: 1,196 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: grumpy on 06-19-2009

Most breweries have at least one piece of equipment that’s just a bit persnickity. Here at Boulevard we have fermenter number seven, the black sheep of our cellar family. Ironically, when our brewers were experimenting with variations on a traditional Belgian-style farmhouse ale, the perfect combination of elements came together in that very vessel. You could call it fate, but they called it Tank 7, and so it is. Beginning with a big surge of fruity aromatics and grapefruit-hoppy notes, the flavor of this complex, straw-colored ale tapers off to a peppery, dry finish.

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Reviews: 907 | Hads: 4,491
Photo of ZBowden
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold with thick bubbly white head, smells of spices yeast peppery and malty, tastes of spices yeast (clove?) and malts, thick mouthfeel with a lasting finish.

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Photo of generallee
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The body has a light orange amber color with a hazy yeast presence. It’s topped off with a soft soapy head which slowly settles down to thin creamy covering. Lacing is mostly slick and slides down the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma has nice notes of lemon grass, wet hay/barnyard, sour dough bread, grassy hops and a touch of orange peel.

Taste / Palate: The flavor perfectly matches the aroma. The balance is spot on and it has a light hop finish. The feel is lively and we’ll carbonated.

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Photo of DDiFran
3.44/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Thick, lacy head. Fragrant bouquet. Strange bitter finish detracts from the other flavors. Color is a bit too much like hazy Budweiser. Interesting beer but not sure I'd buy it again. Maybe I'm just not a saison fan.

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Photo of smanders
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Been hearing about this one for a while; Costco had bombers for $7.99 = Winning!

Appearance: cloudy, copper-colored with dense, bulbous head. Attempted to share and all they got was "foam." Chunky lacing is all over the glass...

Smell: I'm in Europe, on the river, and the birds are chirping! Fresh hay, bready yeast, and a hint of spice. It almost makes you feel healthier just smelling it.

Taste: fruity/citrus notes, with just the most subtle touch of spice .

Mouthfeel: tons of carbonation with a light, crisp finish.

Drinkability: A great option on a hot day, sitting outside, enjoying the companionship of a good friend, or significant other. A wonderful representation of the style - Thanks Boulevard!!!

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Photo of gmossii
3.07/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer is very reminiscent of an IPA but it had the fruity undertones that highlights a Saison. It has got great color but the smell and strong bitters make this one not really stand out as anything special. I think this would be a great beer for anyone looking to broaden their horizons out of IPA Land into the fuller diversity of the Land of Beer.

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Photo of NinjaJesus
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of the better Saisons around. This is definitely a great place to start when exploring the Saison/Farmhouse Ale style. The Belgian yeast strain definitely comes through with some fruit esters but it is balanced well with some citrus hops. Delicious.

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Photo of CtyLineBeerBlog
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bomber poured into a tulip glass. 8.5% ABV

L - Darker hue of gold, familiar with the style. Two finger length, sturdy foam dome with nice lacing down the glass

S - Soft, citrus aroma. Notes of pineapple and oranges.

T - Combination of orange, lemon, and the bitterness is almost like bananas. Alcohol taste is a little overpowering but that only comes at the end.

F - It is consistent with other brands in this particular style. Clean, refreshing feel and light body.

O - I like this beer. It had the nice, fresh tastes of a beer for the warm weather months and still had a nice, beer punch on the palate. Perfect for an outdoor wind-down on your favorite seating device =]

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Photo of dank203
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

classic look and really pungent aroma. taste is well balanced. nice bite to it like a saison should always have. Good amount of citrusy hops and a bit sweet.

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Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As a new beer for me, this one makes the cut! Smooth and silky initial rush with some mild backend carbonation. It has a high drinkability due to its' exquisite taste - keep this as a sipper though!

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Photo of MCDuhamel
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a huge, growing, meringue like head that follows the beer down the glass. Heavy lacing. Lively carbonation is evident. The beer is a light amber, properly hazy after an aggressive pour of a bottle conditioned beer. Nose is orange peel, mineral. Taste is minerally, light citrus, vanilla, black pepper and malt, with a dry finish. Mouthfeel is light, belying the high ABV. This is a world class saison.

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Photo of MisterGone
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pretty much one of the better American Farmhouse's. Pours a hazy gold, with a tall white head. As the head settles, the haze lifts. The Belgian signature banana bread opens the aroma profile, with some tropicals and even lemon. Light spiciness. The flavor highlights the dried tropical fruits and balances with a nice bready finish. Top shelf stuff.

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Photo of baconfromwalmart
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: lots of carbonation, slightly cloudy dirty straw yellow with a full off-white head.
S: citrus, pine.
T: wonderful fruitiness up front, slight bitterness at the back, really really well balanced.
F: incredibly smooth and velvety
O: not what I normally expect for a farmhouse ale, but this beer is excellent!

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Photo of biboergosum
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz Belgian-style bottle, a single that I may have once never imagined seeing on my local beer store shelves.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, bright medium golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and melted marshmallow-like off-white head, which leaves some sudsy, chunky splattered lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of acrid, but tenable earthy yeast, semi-sweet pale malt, a touch of further caramel sweetness, weird corn grits, and prominent citrusy and generically tropical fruity hops. The taste is bready, grainy pale malt, orange, white grapefruit, and lemon domestic citrus, with some guava, pineapple, and boysenberry foreigners, still understated yeast, faint white pepper esters, and plain leafy, earthy, and somewhat grassy hops.

The bubbles are fairly active, but never really manifesting in much more than a testy frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and mostly smooth, both the yeast and hops taking an ounce or so of the proverbial flesh, it would seem, but to no real ill effect. It finishes well off-dry, the bready pale malt carrying on like it owns the joint, to the chagrin of yeast, spice, and (especially) hops alike.

One pleasant, and sweet tooth indulgent Saison, I gotta say. I've passed this one over on many trips stateside in recent years, only to now find it on my veritable doorstep. Easy to drink, complex, and duly satisfying, in a world-wide sense, maybe save the small part of Belgium who might have cause to complain of the smallest infraction.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark gold draft pour with thin white head; some lace. Funky sour nose. Clovey and tart, with a white wine sweetness. Lite mouthfeel. Tasty lightly sour and easy to drink.

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Photo of rorykanderson
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden body with a huge fluffy head that lasts. Notes of pepper, banana, cinnamon, orange and pineapple. Both spicy and citrusy, and definitely full-bodied. Great taste: the flavor profile matches the aroma with the spice hitting up front and the citrus coming immediately behind to blend into something a little earthy. 8.5% ABV is nowhere to be found. Spice lingers on the tongue and leaves behind a pleasant warmth, reminiscent of enjoying freshly baked bread straight out of the oven. A dry finish rivaling any top-notch saison. Outstanding beer.

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Photo of Balvenie
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As a fan of Boulevard I expected nothing less than excellence with Tank 7. Sorry I waited so long to jump on the bandwagon and try this. I'm a big fan of Double-Wide I.P.A., but now that it is going bye bye and being replaced by The Calling, which I don't like as much, I could see this being my go to Boulevard brew.

Pours nice and clean with a great head, fantastic lacing. Sweet fruity smell with subtle malt and spice. Nose is belgian for sure. So light and definitely tastes like a mild Saison. Feel is airy, but in a good way, finishes clean, refreshing. Love that coming off a long winter of stouts and porters. Crisp, clean and refreshing.

I think that is what I like about Boulevard the most, clean, all of their beers feel pure. I don't know what they are doing with that Kansas and Missouri water, but please keep doing it.

Tank 7, this just might be a summer romance getting started...

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Photo of scottbrew4u
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful white towering head stands above the light amber liquid. The head stays around the whole time and prolific lace coat the glass. Smell and taste is wonderful fresh bread and fruity esters with a touch of honey in the aroma. Silky smooth and very drinkable this beer is worth repeating and sharing!!

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Photo of mtvolkens
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I couldn't decide if I could find myself a fan of saisons or not, but Tank 7 has won me. Absolutely deliciously fresh. Will definitely be buying again.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice! A pleasant surprise found at my neighborhood store. Very smooth and drinkable...but beware, that ABV will sneak up on you. :-) Highly recommend.

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Photo of LouZ
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle, quickly rising to two fingers of foamy head with strong retention and lacing. Aroma is a mix of tart, fruit, and a hint of malty sweetness and Belgian spice. Taste is not tart, but pleasant and lightly sweet; most resembles a saison. Feel is moderately carbonated and medium bodied, easy to drink and not boozy for 8.5%. Overall, a good farmhouse ale.

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Photo of CHickman
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy gold color with a tiny bits of sediment and tons of carbonation racing up to an absolutely tremendous 3-4 finger cloudy/foamy off white head that was full of bubbles of all sizes and did not budge for several minutes; the head was so thick it looked like whipped cream and left excellent spotty foamy lacing all over the tulip glass and rings as it went down. Great way to start the show, it was very impressive to look at.

Smells of yeast, mild funk, lemon zest, coriander, orange peel, musty grapes, light grains, horse hair, grapefruit and lots of earthy notes. It’s light and airy smelling with citrus hops, pepper and some fruity sweetness that made it very enjoyable to inhale.

Tastes very similar to the nose with a nice malty sweetness, appropriate levels of yeast to emulate the Belgian’s finest, citrus hops and the associated lemon, orange peel and grapefruit, spices that showcase pepper and coriander, some more fruit like apple skin or a chilled white wine, and then a slight medicinal/aspirin like dry finish that was clean and left a lingering grainy sweetness.

Nice balance and a smooth crisp feel, this slid across the tongue with almost no carbonation, a light to medium body and a nice sweetness from the overall complexities in the brew that minimized the farmhouse elements and brought the fruity notes up front. Boulevard just started to get distributed in NY and I looked forward to trying this and it lived up to the hype. A very tasty beer that I will definitely have again, and a great American version of this style.

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Photo of Gmann
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky golden honey color with a big puffy white head that quickly dissipated into a thick ring. A bit of lacing remained on the glass.

The aroma is very floral and perfumey. The aroma is of clove and fresh flowers. Big notes of bubble gum and pepper. Spot on saison aromas.

The taste matches the nose. Big clove, bubble gum, pepper and flowers. Nice bright flavors. A bit sugary. Noticeable hop notes. I get grass and citrus and a hint of pine. A touch of alcohol presence.

Moderate body with airy and prickly carbonation. Sits light though it is kind of beefy for a saison. Mainly sweet on the palate but there is a hoppy bitterness in the finish. Some belly burn from the ABV.

A great saison. True to the Belgian style but has a hint of American hops. I would rate this higher but it is a tad boozy for a style that I think should be more sessionable.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: golden ale with the faintest haze from sediment that slipped in; streaming bubbles throughout the body persisted all the while; a fat mousse-like head you could eat with a spoon left sloppy lace all down the glass

S: bright fields of grains and lemony citrus aromas, something spicy like pepper or cardamom

T: biscuit grain and pale malt base under lemony citrus and coarse black pepperiness; floral and herbal and medicinal and crisp, vague funk on the backend rounded off that farmhouse feel

M: medium-light body, tons of fuzzy effervescence; mildly bitter, almost slightly tart, something dank and funky on the finish

O: an excellent saison - hits all the right points, well-balanced and very drinkable

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Photo of Czarkazm
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated best by 9/23/15. Bright, hazy straw colored body with a billowing white head. Typical peppery spice, lemony, yeasty smells for a saison with an underlying incredibly hoppy bouquet. A lot of tropical fruit all around coming out more in the taste, specifically after you swallow. Mango and citrus, slight banana yeastiness, great carbonation, absolutely refreshing! My personal favorite of the style, permanently secured because of its generous use of hops.

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Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My first ever saison!!! I really enjoyed this beer, nice subtle hoppy citrus tones with spicy and peppery tastes on the finish maybe some banana in there. Pretty complex but overall delicious and easy drinking to me. Will definitely buy another bottle of this to age.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 907 ratings.